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Old 08-25-10, 11:48 AM   #1
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Very Interesting Story

$8,000 Bike Bought for $5 at Yard Sale
The abandoned bike by the side of the road had flat tires and broken pedals, so it was priced $5 and sold at a Kentucky yard sale. The buyer later learned that the bicycle was a custom-built mountain bike ridden by Floyd Landis in a 2007 race. In 2006 Landis won the Tour de France but was later stripped of the title when he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. How did his mountain bike wind up near a highway? The bike was being carried by friends on a car rack in 2008, but it blew off the car and couldn't be found. Landis laughed when told the bike was gone and got a new one. The bike could sell for thousands of dollars if Landis or perhaps his insurance company doesn't claim it.
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Old 08-25-10, 12:50 PM   #2
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Nice where did you find this story?
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Old 08-26-10, 10:14 AM   #3
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Nice where did you find this story?
I get updates from Kovels Komments, its a newsletter for collectors of antiques such as bottles, memorabilia, furniture, old comic books, etc. Also info on finding items at garage sales, flea markets and auctions.
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Old 08-28-10, 01:13 PM   #4
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How's this related to folding bikes?
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Old 08-29-10, 01:20 AM   #5
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Its not related to folding bikes at all. This is one of the threads I am on and wanted to share the bike story is all.
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Old 08-29-10, 11:22 AM   #6
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Perhaps as the bike was bouncing down the highway and being run over it was trying to become a folded bike....
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Perhaps as the bike was bouncing down the highway and being run over it was trying to become a folded bike....
Considering it is likely a very light bike, it may have hit the road, bounced a half dozen times, folded, then unfolded.
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hahaha, poor bike..
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